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Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Westfield Stratford, London,

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Westfield Stratford

3.7
3.7
112 Reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian
CABANA is a relaxed, vibrant and affordable Brasilian Barbecue restaurant. The menu features marinated chicken, beef and pork skewers which are grilled fresh to order, such as the best-selling Spicy Malagueta Chicken or the popular Picanha Burger with black beans, matchsticks and chilli mayo. The street food selection includes delicious Pao de Queijo (cheese dough balls) as well as sides of Sweet Potato Fries, Black Beans and Cassava Chips. To finish off, Cabana offers some decadent desserts including Chocolate Raindrop Doughnuts (delicious fried dough balls stuffed with Nutella) and Oreo topped Sundaes.
Cabana’s cocktail menu showcases Brasil’s most famous cocktails, such as flavoured Caipirinhas and blended Batidas.
The interior exudes the best of São Paolo with “up-cycled” design features such as denim banquettes, streetside-inspired posters, and kites, all maintaining CABANA’s lived-in and hand-made feel.
Menu options include Vegan, Vegetarian and Halal.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian
  • Hours of Operation
    Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
  • Phone number
    020 8536 2650
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We are able to offer off-site catering. Please contact us for more information.

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

113 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on 24 August 2019

    1. Overall 1
    My experience at this restaurant was terrible, hence I can give nothing more than 1 star. Deceitful staff, management lying to customers, subpar food, bad atmosphere. I came here for a special occasion meal with my sister on the 3rd August, a lovely summer day. We were seated immediately by a friendly host. We then received our nice starters in good time, great mocktail and cocktail, and had very high hopes for the rest of the meal. The server we had at first obviously clocked out and a new server was with us from the time we got out main course. The steak, smothered in sauce, was dry, hardly edible, bland besides the sauce - the "salad" was very odd and I could barely eat more than a nibble of the tough leaves. The chips were the only thing I could stomach from my main - my sister enjoyed her rice and chicken but also stated it would've been very dull if not for the hot sauce. The worst part of the meal came when the server came 3 times to take payment. She took a very long time to do so and even had the gall to yawn whilst we were trying to work out the bill split. She had added, on her own accord, 12.5% service to the table of 2 even though the menu states this will only be added to tables of 6 or more - I read this later online and got in touch with the management to complain about it, who told me (falsely) that because West Ham had had a match that day, they expected it to be busy so all tables added service charge and that this was "clearly stated on the menu" - it isn't. The most ridiculous excuse to try to cover up for deceitful staff, by being deceitful? Poor form, management. So the staff and management are deceitful, the food subpar and service is bad. We would have left a tip anyway but the lies and deceitful nature of service here left a bitter taste.

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  2. Ikky1

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had booked Cabana after seeing good reviews however, my experience was good but not great. The staff were friendly to start with but it became hard to get their attention despite sitting by the tills and not being far from the door but they would typically be chatting at the door hence the reason we couldn't get their attention. Food was good but not amazing. Difficult to eat healthy and also if you have any intolerance as most things are fried and in the same oil. Also value for money isn't great in comparison with more accommodating restaurants out there.

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  3. Black

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible. The waste tasting chicken I've ever had stay away. Waste of time and money. The tables was sticky. Baby high chair was dirty. Never again.

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  4. KateHP

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the atmosphere and the staff were happy and initially attentive. However the service got very slow to the point where we waited 25 mins to be asked for pudding.

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  5. Viva754

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time users of this restaurant and booked cold off internet as pre-theatre base for Theatre Royal, around ten minutes walk away. Decent enough place but essentially all meals boiled down to mince, black beans and rice in some sort of wrap.

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  6. EmiD

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was so friendly and helpful, the food I got was not great because the chicken was thigh piece and not breast which was not stated on the menu. My friend really enjoyed her food she got a burrito. For dessert definitely recommend the Nutella filled mini dough balls and the cocktails are yum!

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  7. Djblazeuk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute awesome venue, I booked it for my birthday with my family. They had never had Brazilian food before and it didn't disappoint. The menu selection was great, kids menu was a bit bland for my youngest though. The music was just what I had hoped for, amazing verity of old and new. Rum cocktails were strong so don't drive if you can and the expresso was the best I have ever had. I will definitely be going back.

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  8. YateeS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab Lunch, lovely ribs

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious as always and they have an amazing ambiance. Def recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food reasonable price, staff pleasant but can take some time, but can be due to busy times

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and staff was amazing, will definitely be coming back again...

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  12. SQ60

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly staff, great cocktails for happy hour, fun atmosphere . The food was pretty good , my ribs were a little overdone , prawns were excellent , really succulent . Overall a good experience .

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  13. SIJI

    London

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had tasty food as ever at Cabana and with kids being free the value was excellent. Service was very friendly as it usually is in this chain.

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  14. Cherie

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was lovely place, staff were friendly. We had some chicken wings but they were not very spicy had to add more hot sauce. Cocktails were lovely I had a rum mango and chilli x

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  15. BB123

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was good value for money.

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  16. Gigi

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than the meat being a bit chewy. The service was great, the staff were friendly and the halloumi starter was so very delicious!

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  17. Foodie75

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    During a marathon post-Christmas lunch we enjoyed excellent service and very good food. For me it was the best meal are Cabana I've had yet!

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  18. SimonG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my 3 sons for a meal before football. great friendly service and good value.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    chicken was far far far too dry. go to wahaca next door instead. same sort of pricing and set up but the food has never been as difficult as cabana's was. very disappointed. servers and ambience was excellent. just didn't finish any of my main course as was alnost inedible.

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  20. Bands83

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was cold and considering the cost of the bill most of the food was sent back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food but the service was a bit slow. All very friendly but waited a long time for drinks.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were good mains the steak were awfull 1 was returned the burgers were over cooked the complementry chockolate fondant was also over done it was a shame as had good reviews would not recommend Friends travelled from sheffield to find food average to poor staff freindly good vibe but at the end of the day the food matters

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  23. Tracy65

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value as portions as such a good size - couldn't finish all the sweet potato fries and lovely choice on menu. Also like the Happy Hour cocktails early on evening and again later. Lively atmosphere with Brazilian music and would definitely return.

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  24. mikeh

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and atmosphere. Happy hour cocktails were not the best I've ever had. Will stick to beer next time.

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  25. Reece

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very unimpressed, main meal arrived before our starters. We also had a large group sitting behind us parents and children, the kids were running riot at no time were we offered to move (thankfully they left before we did). When the food arrived the chicken was hard, presumably where it was cooked before our startes and then not cooked fresh. Starters were taken off the final bill but overall experience very poor.

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  26. Leona09

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. We had starters mains and dessert and every course was lovely. We got there at 16.50 so 10 mins early for our table. We got told there was a happy hour on cocktails so we thought we would make the most of our day out. The waiter said we couldn't order them till 5 so we said can you come back when we can order. Never did get the cocktails had to settle for the soft drink we ordered earlier. Although the food was great no one came over to ask if we needed anything or if everything with our meals were ok. I thought considering how many staff there was nobody seemed interested in the diners. 1 girl stood outside for 1 hour doing nothing folded up a couple of blankets and looked at the booking list. I thought the whole experience could of been a lot better the service staff are definitely letting the chefs down. We enjoyed our meal and we would come back again hoping that the amibiance and service would have improved Thanks Leona

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  27. Hikmatxxo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    it's an amazing place The staff were so nice towards us Highly Recommend everyone to visit

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  28. George

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined at Cabana as pre-cinema meal and it's perfect for that. We were promptly seen to the table. While busy we found we could hold a conversation without shouting which is always a plus. (PS. It probably makes sense to book in advance for evening dining) We both had skewers (Lamb and chicken) with rice, salsa and coconut coleslaw. The skewers are juicy and flavoursome but not at all hot (certainly not to our West African palates) with reasonable (not Flintstone) portions. There are some tasty drinks offered (cocktails, wine and beer) but dessert options are sadly limited which is a shame. Service from our server was attentive. Thumbs up.

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  29. Karen

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and cocktails. Waited a while for coffees (as in got up and asked for them from the bar area a couple of times - more staff needed maybe) but overall, a good Sunday afternoon catch-up with the family.

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  30. Debbie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! Only complaints: it took some time to deliver our food (we got our meal after some who came in after us) and the fact that the music was much too loud to be able to talk as a group.

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  31. Munchkin

    London

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a table of four and at first the music was too loud to talk to each other, but the manager turned it down when we asked. We had cocktails which were OK and the food was quite good - reminded me of Nando but with more choice, including beef, lamb and prawns, with a Brazilian barbecue sauce, rice, chips or salad. Not much veggie choice, as the veggie skewers on the website were not on the menu. Buzzy atmosphere and friendly servers.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, not so sure about ambience. Music too loud, staff a bit slack

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  33. Rassybeds

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The range of food is interesting but not particularly broad. Portion sizes are generally good. At the Stratford site service is variable depending on who you deal with. The main waiter we had was really good, but some of the other staff are clueless. Overall a reasonable experience, but could have been better.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Enjoyable experience, took a long time to get the attention of the staff. And when we were eating they came over three or four times. It seemed they were a bit out of depth with the amount of people. The food was good but nothing that wowed me. Would probably visit again but it won't be a first choice.

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  35. CarliD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good - service was a bit slow and felt like we were ignored by the serving staff and had to get up to go ask for the bill after they did not even look in our direction for quite some time

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  36. Muncher

    London

    105 reviews

    1.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We te here for a quick meal on the way to the veodromw but wwon't be going back. We took one of the Spicy Malagueta chickens hich was OK and one pulled pork burger which has to be amongt the worst pieces of food we'd eaten in a long time. There was so little meat in the pulled pork burger it was hard to fine. The bits of meat that were present were tepid at best, chewy and far from being succulent and the sauce it came with was also ropey. We had a couple of cocktails on the 2 4 1 deal and these were average to low end. Service at the table was OK but the staff seemed to be arguing with each other next to our tables quite a bit and we could sense the tension. We will not be returning.

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  37. GandT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was lively and had interesting decor. The waiting staff were attentive and food and drinks were delivered promptly. The ribs that we had as a starter were delicious. I enjoyed the malagueta prawns but felt there should have been more prawns given that I was paying £5.95 for small prawns. The crispy squid was tasty but the rings were thin. My main was the spicy malagueta chicken and sweet potato fries which were yummy. The homeslaw needed a stronger dressing it just seemed to be shredded vegetables. However I think the main should have been priced lower to be value for money.The super suco smoothie was very icy and I could only detect a slight berry taste so it was disappointing. The cool colada was a lot better.

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  38. Bumblebee007

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of 5 celebrating 2 birthdays. The starters were superb. The steaks and the ribs were equally good. I found the chicken a bit bland but someone else in the party liked it. The puddings were great and I will certainly return for another meal. The general ambiance was very good and you get the vibes of South America especially with the background music. The only downside for me was; I found the music a tad loud. Service was a bit hit and miss. We had to ask for serviettes and had to ask for water trice before it was provided.

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  39. E20Girl

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My partner and I decided to come for our monthly date night. We booked over a month in advance yet when we arrived we were sat in the weird mezzanine level where they keep all of the meat refrigerated, and it was really poorly lit and cramped (there was barely enough room for the waitress to move between our table and the one next to ours). We asked if we could move but she muttered something about keeping the other tables free. For booking so far in advance I'd expect much better seating. The starters tasted ok (we shared the calamari and Parmesan with honey) although the batter had fallen off the calamari as if it were store-bought and the Parmesan dish was literally chunks of Parmesan with a small bowl of honey. No skill required. We also ordered the "limitless tortilla chips" which the waitress whisked always as soon as it was emptied!! I asked why and she said it was because we had finished our guacamole! We both had the house burger (can't remember the name). This sounds like an exaggeration but we both agreed that the burger meat was like an Asda frozen burger. It was ridiculously dry, flavourless and small. The bun was also dry and the filling was so stingy. My partner got the fries which were tasteless and limp and I got the chilli sweet potato fries which were actually amazing and the highlight of the night. When the waitress came over and asked if everything was ok we said that it wasn't and that we didn't want to eat any more. She interrupted me to say "maybe you ate too much food". I wish we had refused to pay the bill (which came to over £80!!) but we were so done with the whole thing and wanted to get out of the horrible seating area. Will strongly discourage friends from eating here.

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  40. RatZ

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had Cabana steak medium rare with kernel salad on the side. Steak was perfectly cooked and the salad was interesting but lovely. Only downside was the place was very packed and the music was too loud that we had to shout to each other to have a conversation.

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Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Westfield Stratford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8536 2650.

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Westfield Stratford is rated 3.7 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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5 Chestnut Plaza, Montfitchet Way, Stratford, London, E20 1GL

Additional information

  • Area
    Stratford
  • Hours of Operation
    Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Westfield Shopping Centre car park
  • Public Transit
    Nearest station: Stratford
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    020 8536 2650
  • Catering
    We are able to offer off-site catering. Please contact us for more information.
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